Here are some others who have explored fear – what it is, does, and isn’t; this list is ever growing:

Altheide, D. L. (2002). Creating fear: News and the construction of crisis. New York: Aldine de Gruyter.

Barker, R. G. (1978). Habitats, environments, and human behavior. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Berkowitz, G. (2002). UCLA study on friendship among women: An alternative to fight or flight.

Boler, M. (1999). Feeling power: Emotions and education. New York: Routledge.

Bridges, W. (2001). The way of transition : Embracing life’s most difficult moments. Cambridge, MA: Perseus.


Chödrön, P. (2001). The places that scare you: A guide to fearlessness in difficult times. Boston: Shambhala.

Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1975). Beyond boredom and anxiety. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1990). Flow: The psychology of optimal experience. New York: Harper & Row.

Daloz, L. (1999). Common fire. Yes!

Daloz, L. A., Keen, C. H., Keen, J. P., & Parks, S. (1996). Common fire: Leading lives of commitment in a complex world. Boston: Beacon Press.

Daloz, L. A. (1999). Mentor: Guiding the journey of adult learners (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

de Becker, G. (1997). The gift of fear: Survival signals that protect us from violence. Boston: Little, Brown.

Erikson, E. H. (1982). The life cycle completed: A review. New York: Norton.

Fisher, R. M. (2003). Fearless leadership in and out of the “fear” matrix. Unpublished dissertation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Fisher, R. M. (2005). Invoking “fear” studies. The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, in press.

Freire, P. (1986). Pedagogy of the oppressed. New York: Continuum.

Freire, P. (1998). Pedagogy of freedom: Ethics, democracy, and civic courage. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Froelich, R. L. (1996). University students and fear of success. Unpublished thesis, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS.

Gilligan, C. (1982). In a different voice: Psychological theory and women’s development. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Glassner, B. (1999). The culture of fear: Why Americans are afraid of the wrong things. New York: Basic Books.

Goleman, D. (1995). Emotional intelligence. New York: Bantam Books.

Goleman, D. (2003). Destructive emotions: How can we overcome them? A scientific dialogue with the Dalai Lama. New York: Bantam Books.

Grudin, R. (1990). The grace of great things: Creativity and innovation. New York: Ticknor & Fields.

Hafiz. (1999). The gift. New York: Penguin Group.

hooks, b. (1994). Teaching to transgress: Education as the practice of freedom. New York: Routledge.

hooks, b. (2000b). Feminist theory: From margin to center (2nd ed.). Cambridge, MA: South End Press.

Horton, M., Bell, B., Gaventa, J., & Peters, J. M. (1990). We make the road by walking: Conversations on education and social change. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Intrator, S. M. (2002). Stories of the courage to teach: Honoring the teacher’s heart. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Intrator, S. M. (2005). Living the questions: Essays inspired by the work and life of Parker J. Palmer. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Intrator, S. M., & Scribner, M. (2003). Teaching with fire: Poetry that sustains the courage to teach. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Jersey, B., & Friedman, J. (Director) (1987). Faces of the enemy. USA: California Newsreal.

Kegan, R. (1982). The evolving self: Problem and process in human development. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

King, M. L. (1981). Strength to love. Philadelphia, PA: Fortress Press.

Kozol, J. (1975). The night is dark and I am far from home. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Kumashiro, K. K. (2000). Teaching and Learning through Desire, Crisis, and Difference: Perverted Reflections on Anti-Oppressive Education. Radical Teacher, 58, 6.

Kumashiro, K. K. (2004). Against common sense : Teaching and learning toward social justice. New York: RoutledgeFalmer.

Kunitz, S. (1995). Passing Through: The Later Poems (Vol. 2006). New York: W.W. Norton.

Lakoff, G. (1987). Women, fire, and dangerous things: What categories reveal about the mind. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Lakoff, G., & Johnson, M. (1980). Metaphors we live by. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Levine, A., & Cureton, J. S. (1998). When hope and fear collide: A portrait of today’s college student. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Loeb, P. R. (2004). The impossible will take a little while: A citizen’s guide to hope in a time of fear. New York: Basic Books.

Martin, K. (2001). Women of spirit : Stories of courage from the women who lived them. Novato, CA: New World Library.

May, J. R. (1972). Toward a new earth: Apocalypse in the American novel. Notre Dame,: University of Notre Dame Press.

Mezirow, J. (1991). Transformative dimensions of adult learning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Mezirow, J. (2000). Learning as transformation: Critical perspectives on a theory in progress. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Moore, M. (Director) (2002). Bowling for Columbine. United States: United Artists.

Noddings, N. (2003). Caring: A feminine approach to ethics & moral education (2nd ed.). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Oliver, M. (1983). American primitive: Poems. Boston: Little, Brown.

Palmer, P. J. (1993). To know as we are known: Education as a spiritual journey. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco.

Palmer, P. J. (1998). The courage to teach: Exploring the inner landscape of a teacher’s life. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Palmer, P. J. (2004). A hidden wholeness: The journey toward an undivided life. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Palmer, P. J., & Fetzer Institute. (2005). The politics of the brokenhearted: On holding the tensions of democracy. Kalamazoo, MI: Fetzer Institute.

Provitera McGlynn, A. (1999). Mentoring: Incivility in the college classroom; its causes and cures. The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, 10(1), 26.

Ray, J. W. J., & Yates, D. W. (1995). Implementing TQM in the classroom: Removing fear. Paper presented at the ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education, Atlanta, GA.

Robin, C. (2004). Fear: The history of a political idea. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Schoggen, P., Barker, R. G., & Fox, K. A. (1989). Behavior settings: A revision and extension of Roger G. Barker’s ecological psychology. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Selye, H. (1956). The stress of life. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Singleton, G. E., & Linton, C. (2006). Courageous conversations about race: A field guide for achieving equity in schools. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Starhawk. (1982). Dreaming the dark: Magic, sex, & politics. Boston: Beacon Press.

Starhawk. (1987). Truth or dare: Encounters with power, authority, and mystery. San Francisco: Harper & Row.

Starhawk. (2002). Webs of power: Notes from the global uprising. Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers.

Taylor, S. E., Klein, L. C., Lewis, B. P., Gruenewald, T. L., & et al. (2000). Biobehavioral responses to stress in females: Tend-and-befriend, not fight-or-flight. Psychological Review, 107(3), 411-429.

Wachowski, A., & Wachowski, L. (Director) (1999). The Matrix. USA: Warner Bros.

Wheatley, M. J. (1998). Love and fear in organizations.

Wheatley, M. J. (1999). Leadership and the new science: Discovering order in a chaotic world (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler.